Megan Mullally believes Nicole Brown Simpson’s ghost was haunting her old house

I’m taping Busy Philipps’ new E! Show, Busy Tonight, but I haven’t watched it yet as there’s always something I’d rather see on Netflix. (This is indicative of my relationship to cable and if it wasn’t for Jeopardy and awards shows I would cut the cord. Plus Comcast has the fastest internet in my area.) Anyway Megan Mullally was on Busy’s Halloween episode and she told a story about a house she lived in once. It wasn’t the same house where Nicole Brown Simpson lived when she was murdered, but it was “on the same property where had once stood a house that OJ Simpson had rented for Nicole Brown Simpson before they were married.” So Nicole had lived on the property prior to when she lived with OJ and before she divorced OJ and was murdered in 1994. It was at least two houses before her death. Megan thinks Nicole was haunting the place though because she heard some sounds. She attributes it to the fact that her husband, Nick Offerman, wasn’t aware of Nicole’s brutal murder.

Megan: “We would have in that house, in one corner of the house like maybe where the bedroom used to be in the old house, we would have all these sounds and weird things all the time.

“I would be like, ‘That’s Nicole and she’s pissed because Nick doesn’t get it.’

“So then that whole ESPN documentary came on and the whole Ryan Murphy [show].

“Nick watched both of those and was like ‘oh my God, this is like a really big deal.’

“I was like ‘yeah, that’s what I’ve been trying to tell you.’

“Then, ever since then, no more sounds.”

Busy: “Your ghost just needed acknowledgement.”

Megan: “She needed Nick to understand what happened.”

[From YouTube via TooFab]

After that Busy asked Megan if she’d ever cheated on Nick by having sex with a ghost. Megan said she had woken up from a dream like that so maybe. I think I’m about to clear some space on my DVR.

So is this tacky, to say that you were once haunted by the ghost of a famous person who still has living relatives? I think it is, a little. I also doubt that Megan would have attributed the sounds to a ghost, especially Nicole Brown Simpson’s ghost, if she didn’t know that Nicole had once lived nearby. It’s just a silly story and Megan may not even believe it though.

Here’s the video of Megan telling this story. She also talked about the book she wrote with Nick. She said it was an easy process because they wrote it in bed by recording themselves on their phones.



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  1. Elena says:

    I straight up SAW a ghost once, so I totally believe this!
    I am normally very skeptic and eye-rolly about hoo–doo voodoo stuff, so I wouldn’t make it up.

    • ChillyWilly says:

      Ooh! Do tell! I love ghost stories!

    • Megan says:

      I lived in a house with a ghost. Random taps on the shoulder, candles lit, lights that refused to stay off, footsteps on the stairs, the cat puffing up and hissing at something invisible, it was a bit spooky, but not scary (well coming home and finding lit candles was a bit alarming since flames should not be left unattended).

      • Elena says:

        Yes, my experience was striking but not scary. Someone I knew had died unexpectedly, and I outright SAW him in bedroom door (he had passed already). It was just an outline of him but I knew it was him.

        I have lived and worked in very old buildings and I love them, but I feel like you have to have respect for the energy of people who may have died in them. I read once if you see a ghost to ask them their name and explain you respect their space, you’re just passing through and mean no harm.

    • Erinn says:

      I’ve had some weird crap happen in our house. Shortly after the passing of our cat, we had some extra weird things happening for about a week – my husband and I, and the dog, heard a meow at one point. I think she was just kind of making sure we knew she loved us.

      • DML says:

        Same thing happened to us. Our big beautiful cat got out and was hit by a car. My hubby, daughter and I were so sad. shortly after we were all talking and I said something to the effect.. I wish I could love on him again and WE ALL HEARD a meowing outside our door. Freaked, we were like “someone go to the door…I’m not going to the door”…finally as I walked towards the door the meowing stopped. His way of telling us he loved us too. I’m a skeptic but that made me a believer.

      • Castle Toz says:

        my childhood cat haunted my room for about a week or two after he passed unexpectedly. It’s the only haunting I’ve experienced and that’s totally fine by me!

      • Erinn says:

        Awww. It’s so sweet. It’s incredibly sad, but I like to think that my pets cared about me enough that they didn’t want to just leave without a goodbye. I’m still not sure how I feel about the ‘last’ weird situation, but I saw her the night after we’d heard the meow. Walked up on the bed purring super loud and laid down in her usual spot. This was at like 4am, and I sobbed for a solid hour afterwards. She’d had a lot of health issues – we’d only gotten her in her senior years, and we’d spent a lot of time making her comfortable while we had her. She had a slight rattle when she would purr, and she didn’t have it any longer that night. It was such a weird situation – and I still don’t know how to unpack it. But it was following multiple days straight of weird things happening that the other pets noticed as well. And when it happened I had such an overwhelming mix of happiness and sadness. So I just closed my eyes and whispered that we loved her and missed her, and she can stay as long as she wants. And the purring got quieter over the span of a couple of minutes and then it was gone. It honestly kind of screwed me up emotionally – I spent nearly every day of the next couple weeks crying at SOME point. But at the same time, I would rather have had whatever happened happen, than it not.

    • Meeee says:

      I used to see an old man, wearing overalls and a white long sleeved shirt, walking by my windows at work…My windows were inside a warehouse. Nobody I worked with looked like him. The office was near train tracks, and I figured he must’ve worked on a train. Lights would flicker on/off all the time, too.

    • Nancy says:

      My friend had a pj party when we were 11. There were about ten of us there. We were running from the bedroom to the bathroom. She and I were running out of the br door and saw an old women walking down the hall. She looked filmy like a kid would envision a ghost. 👻 We screamed and ran in the bathroom. None of our friends saw her. We each described her the same to her parents. We went to the back bedroom where her grandmother was, and she was asleep with curlers in her hair. To this day, we don’t know what/who we saw. I speak to this friend occasionally and it always comes up. EWWW, day after Halloween. @Erinn, hope you get a cat soon!

      • Erinn says:

        I did! I hadn’t planned on it, but about 2 weeks ago we picked up a kitten. Cricket. She’s an absolute doll. She scarily (and endearingly) does so many of the weird quirky things that Patch did… and she was born the month she passed. So I think it was fate. Link to jpeg (sorry admins if it’s not okay!) :

      • Pandy says:

        Erinn – she’s ADORABLE!!!!! OMG.

      • Erinn says:

        She’s so freaking cute Pandy, that the photo doesn’t even do her justice. She’s just a stunner. Mom was a Siamese, dad was a Ragdoll so she’s crazy smart and affectionate and just hilarious. She got her head stuck in a catfood can that I’d forgotten on the counter night before last while I took the dog out. I laughed so hard that I cried.

      • Nancy says:

        Erinn, she is adorable. Just beautiful, like the bed she’s laying on! Certain things in this life are meant to be. She didn’t replace Patch, she came to love Patches family and give them the love she left. Much needed beautiful story on this rainy day. ❤

  2. Louise says:

    Is Busy sitting like that trying to be like Amanda de Cadenet (who is quite a good interviewer). Busy is exhausting.

    • Nancy says:

      I agree. Hard to watch or listen to her. She’s all into lets put our legs up and chat. Ick. Dude was living on another planet if he didn’t know about the murder. Like our dictator spouts out on a regular: FAKE!

    • BengalCat😻 says:

      I love Busy, but her voice grates on my last nerves. I wish her luck with this show but I don’t think I’ll be watching.

      • Joy says:

        I’ve watched 2 of her shows and I agree with you about Busy’s voice. It’s a cross between valley girl and Kim Kardashian.

  3. lucy2 says:

    I love Megan and Nick, but this feels…wrong. I don’t think she thought about how that would sound to Nicole’s family. It’s pretty awful.
    Also…how did Nick not know? He’s a few years older than me, and the news was inescapable at that time, and everything that followed.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes and yes. And seriously where tf was Nick during the whole OJ thing? How could he not possibly know about it? I think even the rest of the WORLD was aware of it.

      Also, if writing a book is as easy as talking into your phone, I want that gig!

    • Algernon says:

      I would not be surprised if Nick Offerman was one of those “I don’t have a TV” people. If you weren’t plugged into the news cycle, you probably knew OJ Simpson was on trial for murder maybe you didn’t know the details.

    • BB says:

      I was 7 when she was murdered and I’ve always known the story. How on earth did he not know? I mean even if he didn’t own a TV, did he not read or see newspapers or magazines either? Not just her murder but the ensuing trial and acquittal dominated everything, I imagine. I don’t remember the coverage because I was a kid, but it’s hard to imagine anyone was able to avoid it.

  4. FYI says:

    Wha–? This is tacky. And how in the world would *anyone* not know that Nicole Brown Simpson was murdered? C’mon. Very inappropriate.

  5. jojo says:

    Nick Offerman is 48 years old; how in the world did he not know about Nicole Brown-Simpson’s brutal murder and the entire O.J. fiasco? I wasn’t even in the U.S. during a lot of that and still knew about all of it, including the slow chase in the white Bronco.

    On a completely different note, my husband and I recently watched Risky Business (the old Tom Cruise movie), and Megan has a walk on part as on of the prostitutes that comes to his house when he sets up his “business”. It was so great to see her and it must have been one of her very early roles!

  6. SusieQ says:

    I was in the third grade during the trial, and my teacher was so invested, she turned on the tv so we could watch the verdict. Strange that someone who would have been an adult had no idea…

    • Esmom says:

      I think everyone did that. We didn’t even have a TV in our office but someone managed to get one and we all dropped everything and watched. Nothing but stunned silence when he was acquitted.

  7. anniefannie says:

    In my very 1st home I purchased I had a very persistent ghost. ( I wasn’t a believer either )
    The ghost would get particularly angry if I left for long periods of time. Once I came home from vacation and every interior door I had closed was open and every single blind I closed was open ( including 1 that was over the staircase and completely unreachable accept for a loooong ladder) upon my return.
    I pulled up at night and could see in my entire house. Every single guest that stayed in my home became a believer if they stayed with me long enough…

    • BB says:

      Your last sentence completely hits home for me. My childhood home was haunted and my friends would refuse to spend the night. They still talk about how locked doors would open and slam, they’d see people in the middle of the night and hear screaming from empty rooms (like playful screaming, not frightened screaming.) We had several relatives leave our house in the middle of the night because they were so freaked out.

      I used to sleep walk and had night terrors that completely stopped when we moved. Funnily enough I look back on that house now with nostalgia. It made believers out of people, that is for sure.

  8. Algernon says:

    This is a tacky story and I wonder at the producers who let it go to air.

  9. Steff says:

    Nicole Brown’s murder (and Rob Goldman) still makes me extremely sad. She had called the cops multiple times when he was abusing her and they wouldn’t take it seriously and sometimes would fanboy over OJ. There were so many red flags that if OJ weren’t famous he might have been stopped before he killed her. And then the disgusting media circus that came after (look up Jay Leno dancing itos on YouTube).

    Was Nick Offerman living like a hermit in the 90s? I mean…

  10. Lala11_7 says:

    I believe in spirits…my whole family believes in spirits…I grew up in a house that had a wonderful spirit…I always felt their presence…it was strongest with me and my Mama…she said when we first moved into the house in 1972, which was pretty good size with 3 floors…she always felt as though someone was around her…but since she never felt the spirit meant her or us any harm…she was always cool with it…she said once she saw someone/thing standing over me and my sisters bed…just watching peacefully…she named the spirit “Bentley” and I guess it liked the name…cause that’s what everyone called it…and yes, noises would happen…and stuff would move…you could see things in mirrors…by the time I was ten…I just accepted the fact that…there are things you can’t see with your eyes…but it doesn’t mean they’re not there…Which was HILARIOUS when I went to go see the movie “Poltergeist” as a child…I was the only one out of my friends that was like…

    “Welp, SOMETHING is pissing off the spirits…y’all need to work that out…” movie didn’t faze me in the least…taught me to ALWAYS be respectful that’s for sure…

    Oh…but if Bentley didn’t care for you? OOOOOOOOWEEEEEEE…THEN you would have issues…my older Brother and my Aunt and Cousins were TERRIFIED of being in our house…because they said that whatever was up in there…it terrified them!

    I always thought…”Good…it’s what you deserve…”

    • Erinn says:

      I come from a pretty superstitious family on my moms side. Grandfather was a caretaker of a cemetery at one point, and they were pretty poor, so they lived in some really old houses over her childhood and I’m sure the whole working at a graveyard didn’t help. Lots of weird stories from them – some really terrifying things in some houses… then other houses it would be things like the Christmas tree getting redecorated in the night. An old man checking in on the kids at bedtime in a very non-threatening grandfatherly kind of way – we assume he used to do it for his kids or his own grandkids. I’ve heard music playing in the basement of our house – especially the first year we lived there. We sort of know who lived there before us, and the father of the household died from cancer – he had kids our age. When I googled his obituary it said he was a big vinyl record fan. I remember my husband was away for a weekend one time, and we were broke post college kids in their first house. And I was freezing – it was a cold snap in October, and I didn’t want to use the heat or burn more wood than I had to, so I layered up. I woke up early in the morning and the house was WARM. Not hot, but a nice, comfy warm as if the baseboard heaters had been running. I touched the heaters and they weren’t warm at all so it wasn’t a case of them shutting off before I got up. My husband tinkered around with them when he got home and couldn’t give me any reason as to why the house was so warm lol.

      On the other hand, there’s times where I am kind of creeped out. I’m not a fan of staying alone, but I have pets that I can blame for weird noises. One night though about 6 months ago, I woke up and saw bright red eyes in our bedroom at what would be between 5 and 6 feet off the ground. I don’t think I’ve ever felt more scared in my lifeeee. Thank god my husband was home at the time, because I’d probably have gathered up the fur kids, put them in the car and burnt the place down.

  11. Sure thing says:


  12. anniefannie says:

    I just remembered my favorite story once when I returned home after a long absence
    ( practically living with boyfriend ) I was rushing around getting ready for a baseball game ( go Royals!) and I had laid out my clothes on my bed and my thick heavy cotton shirt levitated and flipped in front of my eyes! I stopped short and went “Wow!” aloud and then continued rushing around. I went into my kitchen and reached for my water bottle and b4 I could grab it the cap richochied ( sp?😬) off of two walls. She was pissed I was leaving! Like others I wasn’t in the least fearful of her, for the most part she was just very playful…

  13. Dee Kay says:

    I’ve been able to connect with the spirits of people who have passed since I was a child. Not many, just a few. It hasn’t ever been scary, and I can more or less determine when I reach out to them (though I think sometimes they initiate). Since my mom passed when I was in my late 20s, it’s been so nice to “reach” her when I want to, or when I have a question for her.

  14. CreminiMushroom says:

    Ouch. Very insulting to the ghost of Nicole Brown Simpson.

  15. Pandy says:

    What a pathetic story! And thanks for all the spooky stories – i love a good ghost story and totally believe in haunts … but I suspect I would pee my pants or have a heart attack if i ever saw something! I do think i see my beloved cat out of the corner of my eye fairly frequently … but other than that, I don’t think i want to see more.

  16. saltandpepper says:

    They’re all cancelled.

  17. whatWHAT? says:

    totally off topic but is there an ID on Mullally’s dress? I LOVE IT AND MUST HAVE IT.

    thought I probably couldn’t afford it.

  18. Case says:

    Busy is exhausting. Her BFF Michelle Williams must balance her out because they couldn’t be more opposite in their personas. Either that, or Michelle just comes home from a night out with her feeling totally drained lol.

    • Julie says:

      I can absolutely see this and if it’s true I have totally had friendships like this where I do come home drained. Spot on.